Second year DAAP Industrial Design student Griffen Christensen recently uploaded this beautifully curated and well executed Salomon XA Enduro Redesign project to his portfolio.
Intending to be an evolution of Salomon’s current XA Enduro, the upper needed to progress the design forward while still maintainging certain design cues present in the style and within Salomon’s brand as a whole.
“The solution for the next generation of the Salomon XA Enduro was to use a 3D knitted upper that spans to the ankle to greater integrate the gaiter. This construction method leads to less stable upper. To solve this, a heel counter, Salomon’s 3D chassis, and a toe protector were added. Screen printed diamonds (similar to the XA Amphib) were added to stiffen and reinforce the knit.” – Christensen
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